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Causes: Arts & Culture, Historical Organizations

Mission: Greenbank Mill Associates, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Greenbank Mill National Historical District as a public museum, and expanding public knowledge of Red Clay Valley industrial, agricultural, and social history through on-site educational and recreational programming.

Target demographics: educate young and old about colonial milling as a living history museum

Geographic areas served: Wilmington, DE

Programs: spin-ins, Sheep to Shawl programs, tasting series, living history events, hands-on programs teaching colonial skills, engaging presentations, and tours by appointment.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I started my journey with Greenbank when we had our wedding onsite. This beautiful site is a a gem of serene nature and fascinating history, that you'd never know is tucked behind a busy shopping corner. From there we came on as volunteers to help maintain this vibrant and valuable piece of history. There is so much to do onsite, from the heritage livestock, heirloom gardens, learning new/old skills, helping restore the site, and assist with the variety of interesting and fun programs that are offered throughout the year. What I love about this site is that there is such a sense of community, where everyone is working towards preserving such an integral part of America's past for tomorrow, and everyone is welcome, no matter where they come from, what they look like, or what their personal life is. Greenbank is a place to matter, and to help and that, to me is everything.

Client Served

Rating: 2

Held our wedding here and although the grounds and building are beautiful, the staff is not. I would have never thought I'd be treated so rudely on my special day.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Greenbank Mill is a treasure in our community. Living in Delaware my entire life, I am embarrassed to say I never knew Greenbank Mill was a real working mill until just last year. Not that I would've understood what that meant years ago. This year I attended the sheep shearing event in April and have been a member ever since! Meeting people with the same passion for fiber is fantastic! I love the twice monthly spin-ins, the natural dyeing classes, and the sheep shearing days! What a wonderful group of people, and a fantastic organization that is very necessary in our community! We need to get back to basics; back to nature; and Greenbank Mill allows us to do just that!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love the beauty of the site and the variety of programs that are offered. Greenbank strives to serve the community with engaging history and recreational activities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The wonderful staff continuously involves the community in many wonderful experiences. They are encouraging, helpful and easy to approach. No one will ever regret having an event/function at Greenbank. Great service with a touch of history to boot.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering in 2013 helping mainly with maintenance on the property. Such a great bunch of volunteers to work with always something to be done never a boring or dull moment. I enjoy volunteering at a beautiful historical working farm/ museum. Tim Horack

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Greenbank Mill is such a wonderful place to learn about the history of Delaware!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great and important place. Grernbank Mills make history come alive. All the people there are so warm friendly and knowledgeable. Great place to bring the family. See the sheep,explore the garden and mill......

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great combination of seeing the past in light of our current experiences.

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GreenbankMills 09/16/2015

Thank you, @Dancergirlsmom!

Client Served

Rating: 4

We held my daughter's birthday party at Greenbank Mill and we were THRILLED with the outcome. The volunteers did a wonderful job of educating the children (10-year-olds) while providing a fun and unique party experience. Our family will definitely be going back for future events. BRAVO!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Greenbank Is a good way to get started in Volunteering at Historical Sites. you have many different ways to Volunteer there it could be behind the seens stuff or giving a tour to vistors. You will always have somthing to do at Greenbank and feel good about helping out in the end.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Greenbank is a fantastic historic site! There is always something new to be learned or discovered! The organization does a great job of bringing history to life through their special events!